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The International Cat Association, commonly known as TICA, is the world's largest genetic cat registry. Originally a North American organization, it now has a worldwide presence. The organization has a genetic registry for pedigreed and household pet cats and is one of the world's largest sanctioning bodies for cat shows.


TICA's activities include:[1]

  • encouraging its members to be owners and breeders of cats who work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of domestic cats.
  • maintaining a certified pedigree registry.
  • providing cat shows which promote both pedigreed and non-pedigreed cats.
  • encouraging its members to foster spay/neuter awareness through public education, to become active in voluntary service at local animal shelters or outreach programs for schools and/or senior or disabled citizens, and to become involved in citizen advisory groups to foster legislation regarding the health and welfare of cats.
  • promoting friendly relations between breeders in the USA and other countries.
  • disseminating information to breeders, owners, exhibitors, and the general public concerning breeding, exhibition, improvement of breeds, and the care and welfare of cats.
  • setting up a foundation to encourage research on feline health issues and to provide lists of resource materials on health issues to its members.

Recognized breeds[]

Listed in alphabetical order by breed:[2]



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